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I’ve been tagged by the lovely Neko-Chan of nekoblog! Don’t you love learning about your online friends?

The Rules:

  •  Write 11 (random) things about yourself on your blog
  •  Answer the questions the tagger set for you and create 11 new questions for the people you tag
  • Choose the next 11 people to tag and link them on the post
  • Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her
  • No tag backs
  • You must post these rules

Random Facts:

1. I have asperger’s disorder! It’s very well controlled so I don’t exhibit most of the physical symptoms but it does affect a lot of how I view my life.

2. I used to eat my ramen noodles half-uncooked! I hated fully cooked ramen noodles.

3. I’m allergic to: kiwi, pineapple, onion*, tomato, lactose, several scents and soaps, bupropion, tylenol AND mast cells. That also means….

* This has almost killed me!

4. I have dermographia/dermatographia the “skin writing” disease. If I don’t take all my meds any pressure or rubbing of my skin results in hives in the shape of the pressure. It’s very itchy and annoying!

5. My favorite scents are lavender, gardenia and violets.

6. I am > TERRIFIED < of mice…but my “official” cat Merlin likes to make pets out of them!!

7. I wear glasses most of the time at home! I only wear my contacts when going out and for pictures.

8. I can play piano, guitar, bass and alto saxophone

9. I can type accurately at over 200wpm.

10. Differential diagnosis is my hobby! I’m actually quite good at it and considered going to medical school for a while!

11. I was born with a single, curly lock of hair on the top center of my head! It was cut off and the rest of my hair grew back in straight.

Neko-Chan’s Questions:

1. How did you choose your blog’s name?

Well, The Reason For Tears went online wayyyyyyyyyyy back when I was like…14? 15? I was quite emo then and I thought the title was appropriate.

Sudo Beautify was easier. I knew I wanted to incorporate my nerdiness and Sudo came to me. A lot of people didn’t want me to name it Sudo Beautify because they didn’t think anyone would “get it” but i’m happy with the choice and that’s what matters. :D

2. What is your perfect pizza topping?

Aaah!! That’s a hard question!! I really really love white pizzas (alfredo sauce instead of red, maybe with mushrooms and spinach?) But I’m also a fan of classic pepperoni and mushrooms.

3. What’s worse in your opinion being blind or being deaf? and why? (strange question, I know but I really want to know!)

I think it’s remarkable how people adapt to different things. I feel worse, and don’t think I could handle, BECOMING deaf or blind after being able to hear/see because I’d constantly miss the stimuli. I wonder and worry if people who were born that way do or don’t miss it. It seems like it’d give you such a different perspective on life!

4. What do you think of global warming? do you think it’s normal or not?

: ( I do think that there’s quite a bit of scientific evidence to back up global warming. And while there ARE patterns of heating and cooling of the planet, the science shows that this tide of unusual phenomena are far and above more dramatic than the shifts of the past. It worries me! A lot!

5. What is the most fascinating country or place you’ve visited?

Haaa. This is going to be dorky, but it’s America. There’s such a blend of so many things. So may people.

6. Do you believe in something? (you can interpret this question as you like)

I do! But I don’t know that I give it a name and half the time I refer to it as “the universe.” I believe in that, most supernatural things, karma, reincarnation and the power of kittens :3

7. If you could change three of your characteristics (inner or outer) what would they be?

I would….be less prone to get quite sad. I wouldn’t have bad knees so that I could exercise more! Aaaannnddd….hum…something else but it’s a secret. :3

8. What do you like to do on a lazy day?

My absolute favorite thing to do is just sit quietly. Preferably in the middle of my bed. That sounds really odd doesn’t it? I’m so busy all the time and always rushing around, even in my head, that I relish the moments where I can just sit and think.

9. Coffee or tea?

DARNIT! I can’t choose! D: Coffee on a busy day, tea on a lazy day. I love lavender and earl-gray but am also fond of green tea.

10. Which is your favourite season, and why?

Winter. I love the way you can watch the world go to sleep, the weather. Winter for me is the most peaceful season.

11. How long have you been blogging for, and do you ever feel like giving it up?

I’ve been blogging for…about…8 years now! I had a live journal before TRFT went up. I’ve given it up sometimes, for months at a time but lately I feel it keeps me motivated to muck about my life!

My Questions:

1. What is your earliest memory?

2. What sound do you most hate to hear?

3. What is your favorite store to shop at?

4. If you could pick only one color to WEAR for the rest of your life? What would it be?

5. If you could have any super power in the world, which would it be?

6. If you had to choose three of your five senses (Touch, Sound, Taste, Smell, Sight) to keep, which would they be?

7. What’s the coldest temperature you’ve been at?

8.  Is there a fine art that you particularly enjoy? Painting? Sculpture? Ballet? Poetry?

9. What crazy food combinations have you tried?

10. What’s your favorite thing to do?

11. What song do you love to sing to yourself?

x-x I’m too shy to tag anyone back so whomever wants to do this can!

<3 EA

Summer Is NOT The Season Of Rest

Current Mood:Lazy emoticon Lazy

For someone that can be so quirky, it surprises a lot of people to know that I plan on going into the straight-laced career of Criminal Prosecution Attorney. Basically, the lawyer who’s always the bad guy in the movies. Haha.

In order to get there of course, I need to get into the best law school possible. Certain life situations make my choices limited to nearby schools – which means that I need to get the best score on my LSAT (LAw School Admissions Test) to get as much funding from my choice schools. My LSAT score without practicing is actually quite high – but I’d get even more money if I could boost it up a few more points. So I signed up for a study course run by a single Professor in one of my choice law schools UC Irvine. The class schedule is pretty rigorous, you can view it here. For example: this Saturday and Sunday I will be taking the class from 10AM-7pm with only an hour break for lunch. x _ x Ugh. The things we do for our future.

In addition to that: I am working a full time job for my family and two part time freelance jobs. I also have Bucket to worry about, that’s a whole ‘nother thing entirely.

You see currently I live in Long Beach, CA and Bucket LIVED in Anaheim, CA. That’s about 24 miles or 45 minutes of driving.

A bit of a drive, but not too bad.

BUT Bucket has recently been given an opportunity to basically get free room and school…the only catch? He has to move to San Diego. Here’s a visual.


Getting the picture? When I first found out I was hysterical – I was sure the relationship would end. I’ve had plenty of long distance relationships but they STARTED out that way. This is completely different. Bucket assured me not to worry, that everything would be fine yada yada. I’ve had about two months to make my peace with it and it’s happening today whether I like it or not. The only thing is that Bucket finally realized what a HUGE move this is and what a big change it will be. For one thing, we won’t be able to go back to his place when neither of us wants to do anything but still wants to spend time together. And staying at my place? With my family? It’s so not an option.

We wouldn't even be allowed to be alone in my room!

And while we both agree we will be able to get rooms and find other things to replace video games…it’s just not going to be the same.

Not to mention that I’m about to jump into Law School and essentially commit relationship suicide. I’ll try my hardest by keeping Bucket involved and informed about my law studies, but it’s kind of hard to do it when he keeps making fart noises. -w-; (BTW here‘s an excellent article on maintaining a relationship through law school.)

Plus of course blogging, RP, gaming and all the other doo-dads I find to consume my time. All in all. I’m a tired person.

Hope your lives are doing well!

<3 EA

I Dislike Children

Current Mood:Lethargic emoticon Lethargic

My dislike of children began a little bit under two decades ago, when I was one. I was never very good at being a child. For the most part, I was quiet, thoughtful, mature, sarcastic and prone to long bouts of bitter sadness. I remember sharing graham crackers and coffee with my 2nd grade teacher during recess and having philosophical debates with my 9th grade Chem teacher. My dislike of children was cemented in 11th grade when I had to do the required 40 hours of high school community service in a toddler center.

Last semester I had plenty of opportunity to go on and on about my dislike of children in one of my group dynamic classes. One of the from that group invited me to her birthday party recently and it was at this party that I realized my dislike has blossomed into full blown hate.

Throughout the day, the children present at the party seemed to NEED to crowd around me. Birthday girl (Licky for the purposes of this blog) spent a good portion of the day warning the children to stay away from me because “Eden doesn’t like kids.” Various times children walked up to me and told me stuff, to which I would reply “…I don’t care.” Bucket had to physically restrain me from punching a child that climbed on top of me. BUT that was not the highlight of my party.

At some point, a pinata was hanging around people’s legs as we tried to figure out how to hang it. The birthday girl decided to playfully kick the pinata…straight into the face of a child. And suddenly the 5-8+ people my age in attendance all stopped and stared at me. AND I LAUGHED. I found so much joy from that annoying child’s pain that even the birthday girl stopped and remarked that I most likely wished it had been me who had kicked the child in the face. FYI…when we finally got the pinata hung, I was the one to knock it down after 3 hits – preventing several children from getting their chance.

THIS WHOLE POST HAS A POINT.  I’m not just some psycho who dislikes children.

I have often denied my motherly instinct, despite the fact that I have been told I am a good caretaker to my cats. TBH I care a lot more about my cats than I ever have any child. I don’t see myself wanting children ever and doubt I would be able to raise them successfully. In a world where women are judged by their ability to mother…what does this make me?

As a girl we’re required to like certain things. If we don’t, we’re considered a little off. It took me a while to accept and embrace my hatred of children…even if not everyone else has.

So my question is this: do you have anything in your life that you feel you SHOULD like but don’t? What is it?

<3 EA